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Houston STD Check

We understand that STDs can be a sensitive topic, and our trained testing professionals offer a discreet and caring approach. With same-day scheduling options, and walk-ins welcome, we make it easy to get the tests you need at the time that works best for you.

Call Brazos Urgent Care at (832) 430-7796 to schedule a Houston STD check.

Signs to Get Tested for an STD

The following symptoms all might be caused by a sexually transmitted disease: 

Painful Urination

Painful urination is one of the tell-tale signs of a sexually transmitted disease, and anyone suffering should get tested as soon as possible. The reason is that painful urination could be caused by infections such as gonorrhea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis, all of which require treatment from a medical professional. 

The irritation can vary in intensity, from mild stinging sensations to unbearable burning that lasts long after you’ve finished urinating. It is important to act swiftly once any abnormalities emerge, since these types of infections can cause further physical damage if left untreated.

In some cases, the underlying cause for painful urination could be something else entirely, like an infection in the bladder or urinary tract. That’s one more reason to get a Houston STD check as soon as possible, so proper treatment for whatever is wrong can be prescribed. 

Unusual Discharge

The type, smell, and color of genital discharge can vary depending on a range of factors, such as age, stage in the menstrual cycle, or amount of sexual activity. Therefore, any changes which occur in these areas could signal an underlying medical issue. 

There will typically be abnormal coloring, along with an unpleasant odor. In some cases, a thick white substance can emit from the genitals, which could signify an infection too.

Unusual discharge may also be caused by non-STD related conditions such as menopause, allergies or even stress. So again, don’t jump to conclusions—just let a trained professional run a test and get the right diagnosis. 

Swollen Lymph Nodes

The lymph nodes are part of the body's immune system, which helps protect against different kinds of infections--like the ones caused by STDs. When these small organs become swollen, it usually means that they are fighting off an infection in some form. 

It’s not a given that the swollen lymph nodes mean an STD is present, but it’s at least a possibility. Thus, if you’ve been sexually active and experience swollen lymph nodes, you should get tested as soon as possible.

Itching & Fatigue

Both of these symptoms have a number of possible causes. Itching is a common symptom associated with many skin conditions, such as allergies, sunburn, and eczema. Fatigue is a common feeling and often related to stress or lack of sleep. 

But itching and fatigue are also symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases. Therefore, anyone who has been sexually active and cannot reasonably explain these symptoms any other way, should reach out to our Houston STD check professionals without delay. 

Fast & Convenient Service

Brazos Urgent Care is committed to providing the highest quality of care, and helping you protect your sexual health. From accurate and confidential testing to personal consultation with our dedicated staff, we strive to make the testing process as comfortable and stress-free as possible. We know how important it is to get answers quickly, so we are dedicated to providing fast and reliable results in a timely manner. 

Call us at (832) 430-7796 for discreet and caring service from our experienced healthcare professionals.

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